Dale Robert Schillinger — Red Wing

RED WING — The funeral for Dale Robert Schillinger will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, in Red Wing, with military honors by the Hayfield American Legion. Burial with military honors will be on Tuesday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Mr. Schillinger, 79, of Red Wing, died Thursday (March 28, 2008) at Lake City Medical Center.

Dale Robert Schillinger was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Conata, S.D. He grew up in Hayfield and joined the Air Force in June 1948. He was honorably discharged in 1952. He worked as an auto mechanic at various locations until 1972. Mr. Schillinger began working at Fort Snelling with the Army Reserves as an auto mechanic in 1972. He retired in February 1989. He enjoyed racing cars and had driven in the Daytona 500. He also enjoyed bowling and hunting, and was a member of the Hayfield American Legion.

Survivors include two sons, Robert (Mayumi) of Kansas City, Mo., and William (Denise) of Swanville, Minn.; a daughter, Cindy Smith of Hastings, Minn.; six grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Beverly) of Fridley, Minn.; and a special friend, Esabelle Stone of Red Wing. He as preceded in death by a brother.

Visitation will be for an hour before the service at the funeral home Monday.


Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel in Red Wing is in charge of arrangements.

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